It’s been cool as a cucumber in an icebox here in Howell—but before you know it, temperatures will rise and spring will truly spring throughout the state of Michigan. While the wintertime can certainly dirty up your home and your HVAC unit, spring provides a great opportunity for you to evaluate the cleanliness and overall state of your home and its indoor air quality. That’s right, it’s almost time for some spring cleaning.

In this blog, the Howell HVAC specialists at Pyro Heating and Cooling will give you a step by step checklist for cleaning up your home and your indoor air. The earlier you start with cleaning, the better air quality you’ll have and the more you’ll save on your monthly energy bill!

Dust and mop everywhere.

What is dust? The answer may surprise you: it’s a combination of dead skin (yes, your dead skin), plant matter, ash, household cleaner remnants, clothing particles, and pet dander, among other things. All of that dust in your home can cause allergies and other problems—but it can make your HVAC unit sick, too. Dust in your ducts and your HVAC unit can make your unit work harder to reach the settings on your thermostat—and that can increase your energy bill by up to 15 percent per year.

With so much time spent inside during the winter, dust can build up at a fairly quick rate—so dust and mop throughout your entire home (this should be done frequently anyway) and call those good old HVAC professionals to give your system a cleaning once the seasons begin to change.

Change your filters.

Filters do a great job collecting dust and other gunk in your home’s air supply—but when there’s too much dust and gunk in your filters, they can no longer do their jobs properly. At the bare minimum, you should change your filters along with the seasons. However, if you’re prone to allergies, you’re better off changing them once a month or every two months to keep your air extra clean.

Clear out some clutter in your home.

If this blog has taught you anything, it’s that dust is the number one enemy when it comes to the health of you, your family, and your HVAC unit. While dust is easily found and cleaned on your blinds and in your HVAC filters, it tends to hid away around all those knick knacks throughout your space. Clutter is a magnet for dust—and to make things worse, it becomes increasingly difficult to get rid of dust and your clutter load increases.

Don’t let dust hide in the shadows of your German hummel dolls or your decorative plates—get rid of the things you don’t need in your home and make it easier to wipe away dust and keep your home and HVAC system healthy.

Trust the professionals.

Ultimately, you’re going to need the experts to keep your HVAC system clean and your air quality pure—and that’s where Pyro Heating and Cooling can help. Call us for a routine cleaning of your system, and jumpstart your spring cleaning today!